Author: Georgie

Attachment, Development and Emotion- A Neurobiological Perspective

Exposure to bad experiences early in life, will affect the way that animals anticipate and process sensory input. Traumatic experiences induce a complex series of (neurological and physiological) alterations in what the animal will perceive as a threat. This will be expressed in how they think, feel, behave and regulate their biologic systems. You will often hear us talk about something called...

Neuroscience & Brain Mechanisms Of Critical Periods In Puppy Development. This Should Be Started Before You Get Him Home.

The most critical period for puppy development is the age six to eight weeks (everything that happens prior to this is to do with setting the foundations of the animal & why it is essential that you have chosen a good breeder). Most puppies leave their litter around 7-12 weeks to go to their new home (in the UK this is sometimes...

Attention, Perception and Emotion; it’s implication for behaviour modification protocols

A slide representation of the role that distraction, attention, perception and emotion play in attentional blindness and its potential use in behaviour modification. I will aim to keep it brief and simple. What I would like to know is, how the load theory explains the effects of learning around an object that is preferentially perceived as a high load in any eventuality?...

Changing Behaviour From A Neurobiological Perspective

After the phenomenal success and interest in the online seminar on the Introduction to the Neuroscience of Behaviour http://www.simplybehaviour.com/course/introduction-to-the-neuroscience-of-behaviour/) I wondered if you might like me to share some of my current thoughts on this fascinating subject. Firstly, I would like to keep this VERY simple and secondly, I would like to help people think about behaviour modification as a construct that...

Biography Georgina Lees-Smith MSc ABA, BSc Hons, Phys, CDBC Georgina is currently a PhD researcher within the field of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Roehampton (London) and the focus of her research is habitual mechanisms of behaviour.  She also works as a clinical behaviour analyst with people and is currently working towards her board certification for behaviour analysts (BACB). Her MSc...

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